Tennis at Waukee High School (WHS) is one of the fastest-growing sports and has experienced a tremendous amount of success since being added in 2010. The players invest time year-round, conditioning and improving upon their individual skill level. The tennis program, as it continues to grow, is building a strong tradition of success that emphasizes competing to the fullest. Both the boys and girls programs have emerged as two of the largest in the state and are fortunate enough to compete on some of the best courts in the area located just west of Waukee Stadium.
The girls have qualified an individual for the state tournament each season, placing as high as fourth. They have qualified several doubles teams. They have also reached the tennis regional finals as a team on numerous occasions and have won three conference titles. They continually have one of the highest participation ratios of any WHS sport as over 70 girls participate annually.
The boy’s program has qualified for the state team tournament four times, placing third in 2015, 2018 and 2019. They have also qualified individuals for the state tournament each year, including the 2014 individual state champion, freshman Alex Brown. Several doubles teams have qualified as well, highlighted by the 2019 State Doubles State Championship Team, Noah Burmeister and Will Ecklund.